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Sayrah C. Miller, teacher, volunteer <br> Feb. 26, 1924 -- March 11, 2006

Sayrah C. Miller, a Town of Tonawanda homemaker, died Saturday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a long illness. She was 82.

Known as Sally, she was born Sayrah Frances Crume in East Grand Rapids, Mich., and attended Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mrs. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in education from Western Michigan University in 1946. She taught from 1947 to 1950 and moved to the Town of Tonawanda in 1951.

She was an active volunteer, working with area Boy Scout troops and a Brownie troop and leading Girl Scout Troop 657.

She taught knitting at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda YWCA and was involved in youth baseball, football, hockey and figure skating.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, William R.; a daughter, Deborah Wysocki of Manassas, Va.; a son, J. Michael of Liverpool; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held todayin Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home, Town of Tonawanda.


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